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Sesame Street's most relatable character, by far, was not that big yellow bird everyone's been buzzing about lately. It was the Cookie Monster. After all, who doesn't go crazy for a good cookie? They're the great equalizer, the baked good that appeals to everyone. And whether your cookie of choice is the all-American Oreo, the traditional chocolate chip or the icky (IMO) oatmeal raisin -- everyone's got a favorite.
Short Order has done the difficult job of rounding up the top ten cookie joints in Miami. So get your inner blue fuzzy guy on and eat up.
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This little patisserie in the swanky Fontainebleau offers up pretty cakes, pastries and gelato. But their white chocolate macadamia nut cookie is what keeps people coming back. Snap up a sweet cookie and a cappuccino and soak up your gorgeous surroundings.
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This sweet little South Miami shop serves up a vast assortment of creative sweet treats, much to the delight of their many fans. One such creation is their G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time) cookie. This chocolate chip confection is filled with chocolate crème, and elicits rave reviews from anyone lucky enough to snag one.
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With Hedy Goldsmith at the helm, Michael's is always a wise choice for anyone with a sweet tooth. Hedy Goldsmith's Cookies, Candies & Confections board is an ongoing menu option that comes complete with 13 rotating sweets. Cookie flavors vary, but include O's (Oreos) and Apricot New-Ts (Newtons), among lots of other creative concoctions by Hedy and team.
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This Wynwood fave offers up fresh baked cookies of the chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin or chocolate chocolate chip variety. Diners can score a dozen baked to order - always a sweet finale to a scrumptious brunch.
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This unique noodle joint's fresh baked cookies are enormously popular with customers at all hours. Baked fresh in the morning and throughout the day on demand, they come in flavors like chocolate chip, chocolate walnut, snickerdoodle and white chocolate macadamia - as well as special offerings like Heath crunch and peanut butter.
Richard and his wife Jenny serve up about 300 dozen a month of their massive "Wife Hales' Cookies," as they're dubbed. Baked fresh daily with lots of butter and other good stuff, they're snapped up by eager diners daily. Their "k'dunk" is a killer combo of chocolate, white chocolate, peanut butter and peanut butter filled pretzels.
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These cruelty free cookies bring new deliciousness to the vegan cause. Head cookie Andrea Ponsetti whips up varieties like orange zest chocolate chip, spicy Mexican snickerdoodle and cranberry walnut oatmeal. They're available all over Miami at joints like Panther Coffee, Angelina's Coffee and Yogurt and Green Gables Cafe.
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This philanthropic pastry shop employs Autistic adults, serves up locally produced Panther Coffee and uses recipes passed down through generations. And their tasty treats are delicious, to boot. Their Almost Oreos are a homemade Oreo-style cookie with silky vanilla frosting. Yum.
This kitschy little western-themed spot is known for their veggie friendly options, craft beer selection and homemade cookies. Their giant, straight-out-of-the-oven treats come in varieties like chocolate chip, Reese's peanut butter cup and vanilla macadamia nut -- and are absolutely worth a visit.
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Michelle Bernstein's Design District bakery is home to an assortment of baked goods, salads and sandwiches, but their cookies deserve a special mention. Their chocolate chip variety has been called "amazeballs" and "the best in the world" by happy customers. They also make more adventurous selections, like chocolate and spicy potato chip, mudslide and snickerdoodle, among others.